Pierre Benoît (1886–1962) was a French novelist and member of the Académie française.
Pierre Benoît, born in Albi (southern France) was the son of a French soldier. Benoît spent his early years and military service in Northern Africa, before becoming a civil servant. His first novel, Koenigsmark, was published during 1918; L'Atlantide was published the next year and was awarded the Grand Prize of the Académie française. Benoît became a member of the Académie during 1931.
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